Keeping Your Records Straight

Monday, July 25th, 2016

You may have recently read articles or heard about OSHA and a new recordkeeping rule. As with many news releases, you may be wondering, “But what do I really need to know?” In this column, we’ll talk about how this news may affect you and your shop.

Injury Data Collection

On May 11, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection. Its goal is to better inform everyone, including workers, employers and the public, about workplace hazards. Did you know that there are more than three million workplace injuries per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Right now, a person – whether it be a prospective employee, a business or even the inspectors at OSHA – cannot search for injury data from a specific workplace. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to safety, and OSHA wants to make this information accessible.


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